6 Ingredient Bread Recipe – How to Make Easy Homemade Bread

Looking for a very simple and tasty new bread recipe to try? This delicious 6 Ingredient Bread is so simple and uses only basic ingredients.

Looking for a very simple and tasty new bread recipe to try? This delicious 6 Ingredient Bread is so simple and uses only basic ingredients. 

6 Ingredient Bread Recipe

Are you looking for a good basic bread recipe that you can make with only a few ingredients? Here’s the one that we have been making lately at our home. I hope you and your family will enjoy it as much as we have! This bread is perfect when heated up slightly and topped with some homemade jelly.

Bread Ingredients
What you need:

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/3 cup of warm milk*
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups of flour – plus extra for kneading

*You can also make this without the milk if you don’t have any or to make it dairy-free. Simply omit the milk and add an additional 1/3 cup of water.

Let’s get started!

6 Ingredient Bread

Mix the warm water and milk together. Add your yeast and sugar to warm water. Allow the yeast to proof, about 5-10 minutes, until bubbly on top.

6 Ingredient Bread

Add the egg and salt into your yeast mixture.

6 Ingredient Bread

Add the flour into your mixture.

6 Ingredient Bread

Stir the flour in well until it is fully incorporated.

6 Ingredient Bread

Turn the dough out onto a floured workspace.

6 Ingredient Bread

Knead the dough well and roll it into a ball.

6 Ingredient Bread

Put the dough into a large, greased bowl and punch it down.

6 Ingredient Bread

Allow the dough to rise for at least an hour until it has doubled in size. Punch it down again and let it rise for an additional hour or until doubled in size again.

6 Ingredient Bread

Once the dough has risen, remove it from the bowl and split it into two halves. Shape each half into a loaf and place them into prepared loaf pans. You can also put this into one large loaf instead of two smaller loaves. I have USA brand Loaf Pans.

6 Ingredient Bread

Bake the loaves at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or for 25-30 minutes if you do one large loaf.

6 Ingredient Bread

Once the loaves are finished, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool. Placing them on their side allows the hottest part of the loaf (bottom) to get air and prevents the bottoms of your loaves from being moist and heavy. Put a little butter on top of the loaves to keep them from getting too crusty.

6 Ingredient Bread

You’re done!

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6 Ingredient Bread Recipe

How to make a simple bread recipe from scratch.

Course Appetizer
Keyword 6 ingredient bread recipe
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/3 cup of warm milk*
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups of flour - plus extra for kneading

Instructions

  1. Mix the warm water and milk together. (You can also make this without the milk if you don't have any or to make it dairy-free. Simply omit the milk and add an additional 1/3 cup of water.) Add your yeast and sugar to warm water. Allow the yeast to proof, about 5-10 minutes, until bubbly on top.
  2. Add the egg and salt into your yeast mixture.
  3. Add the flour into your mixture and stir well until it is fully incorporated.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured workspace. Knead the dough well and roll it into a ball. Put the dough into a large, greased bowl and punch it down.
  5. Allow the dough to rise for 1 hour, until it has doubled in size. Punch down and let it rise for another hour. Then, remove it from the bowl and split it into two halves. Shape each half into a loaf and place them into prepared loaf pans.

  6. Bake the loaves at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

  7. Once the loaves are finished, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you.

    This recipe was very easy for me to follow and my bread came out great.

    Thank you again

  2. Hi Melissa and Julie. I’m still finding my way in bread baking. Does this recipe use all purpose or bread flour? Also can white whole wheat flour be subbed in for some of the AP flour? Thanks! I really enjoy your posts.

  3. Looks so good, curious why the tops care kind of crinkled and caved in. Never saw that in a loaf? Do you know what could cause that?